i think we are taking strong steps towards rebuilding. >> reporter: sasaki has made a visit to tokyo to look at the reopened station. >> translator: it's wonderful. i feel overwhelmed. we feel proud that our slate has been used here. many people will see this roof. it's given us the hope to move forward one step at a time. >> reporter: for communities in the disaster area, the rebirth of tokyo station sh an inspiration for the survivors. nhk world, ogatsu, miyagi prefecture. japanese women are increasingly exploring the outdoors. they're hiking, trekking, and fishing so much that the term mountain girl has been coined to describe them.